Battlefield: Bad Company 2 'Panama Canal' Revealed

"The ruined industrial environment of Panama Canal" is the setting for a new Battlefield: Bad Company 2 gamepl

"The ruined industrial environment of Panama Canal" is the setting for a new Battlefield: Bad Company 2 gameplay trailer and screenshots from DICE, showing the 'Conquest' mode.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is slated for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC--system requirements here--on March 2. A PS3 closed multiplayer beta is currently underway for pre-orderers and due to end on December 21, while the PC beta originally scheduled for this month has been delayed until "very early next year." All three platforms will receive downloadable multiplayer demos.

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    December 16, 2009 9:40 AM

    I'm playing the PS3 beta and it's a lot of fun. I'm ignorant about console FPS for the most part, but have played PC FPS games and this would be good in any genre. It's taken a while for a keyboard/mouse guy to get comfortable with the controls, but I'm getting the hang of it now. Gamewise, it's very much like the other BF series. Tanks aren't overpowering in the current map due to limitations on where they can roll and the strength of the anti-tank weps. The environments are all destructable, which is my first exp with that in a FPS and it's VERY fun. You can topple a building and ruin a sniper hideout or kill all the campers inside. Wep ballistics are in place such that there's travel time and snipers have to consider trajectory.

    TLDR: It's very fun on the PS3

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      December 16, 2009 10:40 AM

      do the maps feel open like the other battlefields? I dont want it to feel confined.

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        December 16, 2009 11:57 AM

        The one map we had access to is more like stalingrad from bf1942 I'd say. It is open, but not huge spaces. There's lots of places to enter, stake out, and blow up. I'd say it's also well designed in terms of providing a lot of cover for fighting....blow out cars, dumpsters, walls...all of which are destructible. Funny from beta for me was hiding behind a big dumpster with a RPG trying to take out a tank. He knew I was there and was firing on the dumpster, which slowly crumpled before he took me out.

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        December 17, 2009 9:20 AM

        The map is huge on the PS3 beta. The beta has been awesome. It starts out massive and as you blow the crates the map expands... It's an awesome game mode, probably the best I've ever played. Anyway as the map expands it goes into a smaller town, then to a railroad, etc. The play style changes as the map moves on. Very cool.

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      December 16, 2009 3:17 PM


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